Town of Mount Royal, September 21, 2020 – Despite the many pandemic-related restrictions imposed in 2020, Town of Mount Royal is not neglecting its road network. The Town is very serious about pedestrian safety and is constantly taking action to deal with speeding and other traffic challenges.
New radar-speed trailer
Last week, Mount Royal received its first radar-speed trailer, which will see use across the Town. In addition to its traffic calming effect, the trailer collects data, including speed data, on the various types of vehicular traffic on public roads.
Reconfiguring the Lazard-Dunvegan intersection
To counter speeding, the intersection of Lazard Avenue and Dunvegan Road was recently reconfigured and now has curb bulges. The intersection of Kenaston Avenue and Saint Clare Road was similarly reconfigured in 2019.
Through traffic and speed: added four-season speed bumps
Exceptional traffic-calming measures were implemented last fall to discourage through traffic and reduce traffic speed on the Town’s residential streets. The initiative involved installing 10 permanent speed bumps at strategic locations across Mount Royal.
The Town plans to install another 10 permanent speed bumps this fall.
Public security: support for crossing guards and police officers around the Cornwall Bridge construction site
Due to the pandemic, recruitment of school crossing guards – often retirees – by the Montreal police department (SPVM) has proved especially challenging this fall. While the available guards have been placed at the most challenging crossings, other crossings would benefit from extra attention. That is why, in addition to ensuring the safety of school corridors and zones, Public Security is also lending a hand to meet the needs for crossing guards in Town centre during this fall’s work on the Réseau express métropolitain (REM).